How to cite a C-SPAN video in APA

APA C-SPAN citation

To cite a C-SPAN video in a reference entry in APA style 6th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author: For regular C-SPAN videos simply use 'C-SPAN' as author. For user uploaded content use the user name.
  2. Title of the video: Only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns are capitalized.
  3. Date of publication: Give the year, month and day in brackets followed by a full stop, e.g. (2019, June 13).
  4. URL: Give the full URL of the web page including the protocol (http:// or https://).

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a C-SPAN video in APA style 6th edition:

Author Title of the video [Video file]. (Date of publication). Retrieved from URL

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines in action:

Examples

A regular C-SPAN video

C-SPAN. LULAC presidential candidates forum [Video file]. (2019, July 11). Retrieved from https://www.c-span.org/video/?462452-1/democratic-presidential-candidates-speak-league-united-latin-american-citizens-forum

A user-Created C-SPAN video

JUSTINM2038. (2016, September 22). Policing and criminal justice reform [Video file]. C-SPAN. Retrieved from https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4621378/user-clip-cite

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This citation style guide is based on the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

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